May 14th, 2003


And now, the news

Two California lawmakers want to ban items that have been widely available for decades.

A San Francisco-based public interest lawyer wants to ban Oreos.

Meanwhile, State Senator Jackie Speier has gotten the state's Senate to ban Ephedra, the only oral decongestant left on the market (pseudoephedrine, aka "Sudafed," is derived from Ephedra).

In other news, Microsoft and BMW have announced a new computer-controlled BMW 7-series car, and officials in Thailand have reported its first malfunction.